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Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the 2015 thread.
I was told after the Dylan show by people who have seen him before, that he performs his "classic" songs live in a way that makes them unrecognizable.
Proved to be true in this case with "Blowin' in the Wind."
I enjoyed the show...I just didn't know any of the songs, except 1 (and one I didn't recognize.) The other aspect was that he plays the EXACT same setlist night after night, yet the Stones are "criticized" for playing mostly the same setlist every night.
I didn't notice thinking this three tracks were kind of blurred together but you may very well be right.
Now there's a thought Doxa! This set would do me just fine (ok I cheated given I swiped one from Dirty Work but figured you'd forgive me...)
I go wild
Oh no not you again
Sad sad sad
Flip the switch
Almost hear you sigh
Out of tears
Doom and gloom
Rock and a hard place
Thief in the night
Love is strong
Out of control
Saint of me
You got me rocking
Street fighting man
If he were playing venues as large as the Stones and charging the extraordinary prices they do then people could rightly bitch that he should play 20 classics and then leave the stage. I'm glad he's not though.
the thought of the Stones playing only tunes from their last 4 or 5 albums (give or take a classic here and there) has been discussed earlier in this thread.
Whereas Dylan is able to pull it off due to his recent output since Time Out of Mind being of high quality for the most part, I don't think I could handle seeing a Stones show with a similar format due to the inferior product - and that's putting it mildly. To be blunt about it, I think it would border on being ridiculous.
Didn't he shout out for any favourites? You know, make it more like a real gig.
Dylan's not a stadium act, and is 'doomed' to play in smaller arenas and for lesser money, but probably that is the cost of his artistic freedom? Being like he is like, I think he actually don't have other option than to follow his muse. He's an artist, he don't look back... There's a kind of non-compromised purity in him I have always admired in him, since that is common at all, especially to a performer of his status. Funnily I recall him saying in his autobiography, when reflecting the 80's artistic downhill years, that his reputation can fill up the stadiums, but he can't...
Dylan's entire Beacon run is up on Dime. I am deep into that Dec. 3 show as I type (reviewed above and in Rolling Stone) . It is just excellent! Clear, coherent singing and phrasing that that enhances rather than detracts. Totally connected to the music, Dylan is killing it and he knows it. And that band...Damn!
Forgetful Heart is just lovely.
This really needs to be released as a live album, I just don't think they can get a Better latter-day performance from this guy. I highly recommend the download!